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Cordial Handshake

Cordial Handshake

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 26)

The article devoted to the headquarters of Astra International, one of the most prominent compa­nies of Indonesia. The towers were created for Jakarta’s Central Business District and represent not only a brilliant sight to behold, but also functional and environmentally sus­tainable structure.

Viva! Generale!

Viva! Generale!

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 34)

The “twisting” tower in Milano City Life, named today Generali Tower, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects powerfully soars above the city, being anew landmark with a futuristic mood.

Rainforest Geometry

Rainforest Geometry

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 42)

The 280m tall high-rise on 88 Market Street, jointly designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati has broken ground in the bustling Central Business District of Singapore. The tower, one of tallest in Singapore, will redefine and elevate workplace and living standards while adding an elegant new landmark to the Singapore skyline.

Magic Pods

Magic Pods

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 48)

PLP Lab revealed the lat­est design for SkyPod, featuring an innovative propulsion system based on Maglev technology to delegates at the 22nd International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies.

Cameroonian Baobab

Cameroonian Baobab

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 56)

To design the city is a great complexity tesk. This is a time when architecture is facing several challenges like sustainable and smart cities. Today, the office buildings occupy a very high percentage of space after dwelling houses. They also need too much energy and then what will be the future of the planet.

El Lissitzky: Dream of Skyscraper, or Dream Skyscraper

El Lissitzky: Dream of Skyscraper, or Dream Skyscraper

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 62)

The history of high-rise construction in the first third of the 20th century is inextricably entwined with Russia. The most promi­nent representatives of the Russian avant-garde archi­tecture were interested in the ideas of conquering outer space, so they devel­op dynamic forms of flying up or moving objects that anticipated many scientific discoveries and technical achievements. Domestic architects dreamed of cre­ating soaring edifices that were developed so pur­posefully and inspiringly in Russia as nowhere in the world. Overhanging over the ground, suspended on cables or standing on high supports, buildings by I. Leonidov, K.S. Melnikov, N. Ladovsky were advanced developments and offered solutions to certain social problems, but were virtu­ally impossible to imple­ment in the conditions of that time, one of the fundamental ideologists of which was El Lissitzky.

Future Cities Perspectives (part 2)

Future Cities Perspectives (part 2)

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 68)

Recently have been announced the winners of the 2018 Skyscraper Competition. The award was established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living. The competition is an investigation on the pub­lic and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical commu­nity. These ideas, through the novel use of technol­ogy, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way to understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environ­ments.

Diamond Crown of La Défense

Diamond Crown of La Défense

(Issue of a magazine 1/2018, page 28)

The article deals with the main design characteristics of one of the most memorable structures of La Défense - D2 Tower. The article is supplemented with the explanations of Anthony Béchu, Chief Project Architect, who was interviewed by Hélène Conrady on behalf of Future magazine. The architect shared to her some details on architectural and construction peculiarities of this iconic building of La Defense.

We Are Glad to Everyone Who Would Like to Work in Our Team

We Are Glad to Everyone Who Would Like to Work in Our Team

(Issue of a magazine 1/2018, page 38)

Founded in 1900, the largest international architectural and engineering practice Nikken Sekkei is acclaimed all over the world. Its specialists develop and implement projects in different countries, creating a comfortable environment and a new image of many cities. But how to become a member of Nikken Sekkei’s team? Does the company engage graduates of architectural universities right after their graduation? What kind of talents should you possess to work in such a famous company? Our reporter discussed this and other questions with Tadao Kamei, the President and CEO of Nikken Sekkei, in the course of an exclusive interview at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo.

American Classics in Russian Representation

American Classics in Russian Representation

(Issue of a magazine 1/2018, page 46)

The project explores a novel and captivating tower typology which emerged in New York in the last years – “The New York’s Super Slender”. The project is another take on a path which skyscraper design will likely be following in the coming years, to meet extreme challenges of constrained and dense city centers, with their shortage of big vacant lots, yet ever growing demand for new properties.